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Goniopora tenella

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Goniopora tenella. Papua New Guinea. An encrusting colony. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
4033 
Scientific:
Goniopora tenella 
German:
Margeritenkoralle 
English:
Goniopora tenella 
Category:
Coralli duri LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Poritidae (Family) > Goniopora (Genus) > tenella (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Quelch, ), 1886 
Occurrence:
Africa, Australia, Fiji, Giappone, Giava, Golfo Persico, Indonesia, Isole Salomon, Madagascar, Maldive, Malesia, Mar rosso, Mare Arabico, Papua Nuova Guinea, Samoa, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan 
Size:
25 cm - 50 cm 
Temperature:
24°C - 27°C 
Food:
Mangime in polvere, Plancton, Zooxantelle/Luce 
Tank:
~ 200 Liter 
Difficulty:
Animale non indicato per i neofiti 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-01-29 18:57:48 

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From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World

Description: Colonies are encrusting or explanate plates. Corallites are shallow and have thin walls. Septa are numerous and even. Corallites are 5-7 millimetres diameter. Polyps are short, without tubular trunks.
Color: Brown, grey or mottled.
Habitat: Shallow reef environments.
Abundance: Rare.
Similar Species: Goniopora somaliensis, which has smaller corallites and a distinctive colouration.

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